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  1. Obama 'Retains Full Confidence' in Secret Service Despite Security FailuresRead the original story w/Photo

    50 min ago | KSFO AM 560

    The Secret Service has been facing tough questions in recent days after it was learned that the man who jumped the White House fence on Sept. 19 got farther into the building than previously believed.

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  2. Ravenhearth Law Launches Government Contracting Resource for New BusinessesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | LivePressWorld

    Founder of Ravenhearth Law and government contracts lawyer, Orest J. Jowyk has launched a new website, which offers an introduction to government contracting. Purcellville, Virgina September 30, 2014 - Ravenhearth Law's new website offers useful information on legal issues in government contracting.

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  3. Gay-Marriage Showdown Weighed by U.S. Supreme CourtRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Bloomberg

    The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to say whether it will consider legalizing gay marriage amid growing pressure to settle the matter in a new term that could cover some of the nation's most divisive social issues. Fifteen months after ducking the question of whether the Constitution gives gay couples the right to wed, the justices may say as soon as tomorrow that they will take up one of seven appeals from five states.

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  4. Advocates file petition to legalize marijuana in M...Read the original story

    1 hr ago | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    Marijuana advocates in Mississippi have filed a petition to put the legalization of recreational pot use on the politically conservative state's 2016 ballot, state officials said Tuesday. The petition, filed Monday, comes amid a broader, nationwide push for marijuana legalization spurred by Washington state and Colorado voting to become the first U.S. states to allow recreational use of the drug in 2012.

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  5. Enterovirus-68: The latestRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Boston Herald

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating whether there is a link between enterovirus - 68 and muscle weakness or paralysis in children. Here are some facts about the respiratory illness.

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  6. Disease link positedRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Boston Herald

    A Stanford doctor has suggested a link between enterovirus-68 and polio-like symptoms, but doctors at Children's Hospital in Boston - who are monitoring four possible cases of the respiratory illness - say that while they also are seeing some alarming symptoms, they aren't yet convinced of a link. "Now we have an outbreak of EV-D68 on a widespread basis and polio-like symptoms on a widespread basis," said Dr. Keith Van Haren, an assistant professor of neurology at Stanford University.

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  7. The Changing Landscape of LGBT Discrimination LawsRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Workforce

    There are no federal laws that ban discrimination for sexual orientation or gender identity in the workplace, but companies and lawmakers are working to change that. Flint Dollar, a music teacher at Mount de Sales Academy in Macon, Georgia, was fired earlier this year after his employer learned of his plans to marry a man.

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  8. U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson and others address the House Oversight CommitteeRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | CW2 Colorado KWGN-TV

    U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson called an incident in which a man scaled a fence and entered the White House "unacceptable" and told a congressional committee Tuesday that she takes "full responsibility." Omar Gonzalez, a 42-year-old knife-wielding Iraq war veteran, entered an unlocked door to the executive mansion, Pierson told the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which grilled her on the September 19 security breach.

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  9. Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filingsRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Business Wire

    Yodlee Interactive Adds Location-Based Insights to Financial Data API, Enabling Developers to Innovate and Personalize Consumer Products in New Ways )--Yodlee Interactive, the division of Yodlee enabling developers, entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 tech innovators to securely access transactional data via a set ... Mintz Levin's Dionne Lomax and Stephanie D. Willis Named Co-Chairs of Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia's Health Law Forum )--Dionne Lomax, a Member in Mintz Levin's Antitrust Practice, and atty.

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  10. The Brightest Spot in Holder's Record: How the Attorney General Tried ...Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Townhall

    Attorney General Eric Holder, who last week said he plans to step down as soon as Congress approves his replacement, sees criminal justice reform as the "signature achievement" of his five and a half years in office. He is probably right about that, especially since his record on civil liberties and executive power is almost uniformly awful.

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  11. Court Throws Out Fannie, Freddie LawsuitsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

    A group of Wall Street investors on Tuesday suffered a blow in their attempts to sue the federal government over their treatment of the shareholders of mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac after the financial crisis.

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  12. Stink bug: Foul-smelling bugs invade the U.S., officials fear the worst [Report]Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    Homeowners in 33 states grapple with stink bugs moving indoors at this time of year. Here are a few tips to avoid stink bug infestations.

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  13. Read indictment against alleged WH intruderRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Hill

    A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted Omar Gonzalez, a 42-year old Army veteran, on three counts for allegedly scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside the executive mansion earlier this month. Gonzalez will face federal indictment for unlawfully entering a restricted building while carrying a deadly weapon.

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  14. California supermarkets banned from using single-use plastic bagsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Clarks Hometown News Patriot

    Under SB270, plastic bags will be phased out of checkout counters at large grocers and supermarkets such as Wal-Mart and Target starting next summer, then convenience stores and pharmacies will fall under the prohibition in 2016. The law does not apply to plastic sacks used for fruits, vegetables or meats, or to shopping bags used at other retailers and it allows grocers to charge a fee of at least 10 cents for using paper bags.

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  15. Alleged White House fence jumper indictedRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | UPI

    The 42-year-old Army veteran who the Secret Service said jumped the fence at the White House almost two weeks ago has been indicted. Omar Gonzaelz is now facing federal as well as local charges for jumping the building's fence and barging into the White House with a knife Sept.

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  16. Secret Service director calls White House intrusion 'unacceptable'Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

    U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson called an incident in which a man scaled a fence and entered the White House "unacceptable" and told a congressional committee Tuesday that she takes "full responsibility." Omar Gonzalez, a 42-year-old knife-wielding Iraq war veteran, entered an unlocked door to the executive mansion, Pierson told the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which grilled her on the September 19 security breach.

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  17. 2 More Enterovirus Cases Confirmed In New JerseyRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | CBS Local

    Health officials say two more New Jersey children have confirmed cases of a respiratory illness that is caused by an uncommon virus. The new cases of Enterovirus 68 involve pediatric patients from Essex and Passaic counties who were hospitalized, but have been discharged and are recovering.

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  18. Craig fined for misuse of campaign fundsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Politico

    A federal judge ruled Tuesday that former Sen. Larry Craig must pay more than $242,000 to the U.S. Treasury for improperly using campaign funds to try to overturn a guilty plea from the infamous "wide stance" incident in a men's bathroom. Craig was arrested on June 11, 2007, for disorderly conduct and "invasion of privacy" in a men's bathroom at the Minneapolis-St.

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  19. Calling 9-1-1 can be the difference between life and death, new study reconfirmsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Science Daily

    It's a simple message: call 911 at the first warning signs of a heart attack. Unfortunately, many still choose to either drive to the hospital, or wait to see if the symptoms disappear.

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  20. Amy Grant, Kellie Pickler team up for breast cancer awarenessRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | WKRN

    Amy Grant and Kellie Pickler joined forces at the "Eat. Drink. Party Pink!" event hosted by Athena Water and held at The Rosewall, an event space in the Gulch.

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